Rodents race around cage in NASA microgravity experiment

That looks like a lot of fun!

Green tea and carrot compounds reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice

Spatial memory improved in mice after a special three-month diet.

The brains of singing mice might hold the secret of how we engage in conversation

I’d describe most of my conversations as ‘hostage situations’.

Scientists give mice infrared vision (and humans could be next)

That moment when science fiction meets reality.

Scientists regrow hair cells in mice, suggesting hearing loss is reversible after all

In the future, growing old may not necessarily mean you’ll have bad hearing.

Cannabis does reduce intestinal inflammation, and now we know why

Researchers hope the findings lead to a new class of drugs to help treat bowel diseases.

Gray hair linked to immune system activation in mice

This may explain why some people experience premature hair graying.

NYC mice are crawling with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and viruses

‘These things are everywhere,’ said one researcher.

Mice will pick social rules over might-makes-right, hinting at the birth of human societies and laws

The basis of any civilized society.

New York mice are actively evolving into a new species: city mice

Soon they’ll carry little smartphones around. I hope.

Contagious scratching may be hardwired into the brain

Sometimes you just gotta scratch, man.

Scientists discover ‘hunting circuits’ that can turn fuzzy rats into fuzzy murderous rats

It’s pretty scary that they can do it to be honest.

Are elephants really frightened by mice?

Look out, Dumbo!

When mice ‘sing’ they produce ultrasounds we’ve only seen in jet engines

Until recently it wasn’t clear how mice were able to ‘sing’ their high-pitched tunes.

Scientists may have witnessed how memories form in real time — a first

A new study offers insight into how neurons work together to make us remember stuff.

Light stimulation can help recover Alzheimer’s memories

Recovering memories lost after Alzheimer’s can be as simple as flipping a switch – at least for mice. According to a new research, these memories aren’t lost, it’s just the retrieval of the retrieval mechanism that is impaired. Loss of long-term memory and some learned experiences is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s diseases. Despite the disease affecting millions of people, we still don’t fully

Physically active mice are better at fighting cancer

Here’s one more benefit of exercise (as if we needed more): it can help you fight cancer.

Wireless implants can block or induce the sensation of pain

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed implantable devices that can activate — and in theory, block too — pain signals traveling from the body through the spinal cord before they reach the brain.

Asthma drug reverses aging in the brain of mice

Science and medicine advances have stretched the life span further than ever. That’s good news, but the quality of life is also important. People live longer now than ever, but they also live longer in sickness and suffering of both body and mind. Concerning the latter, a clear, sharp mind can be a rare thing once you pass a venerable age, but a team at the Paracelsus Medical University in Austria may be on to something. Working with mice, the researchers gave some of the elderly rodents a common drug called Montelukast that’s used to treat asthma in children. To everyone surprise, the old rats started growing new brain cells and performed almost as well as the young in cognitive tests. If only the drug worked on people, too – we might find out soon.

Mice live longer after receiving probiotic supplement

Chronic inflammation of the colon has been recognized as a leading factor contributing to senescence and age-related diseases. Previously, scientists identified polyamines (PAs) levels, which are aliphatic low- molecular compounds, as being linked with systemic inflammation. The more PAs you have, the healthier your gut. But as we age, PAs levels fall and intestinal barrier dysfunction may occur. To test how significant is this contribution, researchers from Japan fed mice with probiotic supplements than compared them to a control. They found the mice lived longer, suggesting “ingestion of specific probiotics may be an easy approach for improving intestinal health and increasing lifespan.”